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Andy Murray falls to Dan Evans in Battle of the Brits semi-final

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ByEnis Koylu
27/06/2020 at 14:12 | Updated 27/06/2020 at 14:18

Andy Murray has fallen at the semi-final stage of the Battle of the Brits exhibition tournament as Dan Evans launched a comeback to win 1-6 6-3 10-8.

Murray had made a flying start to the encounter, playing some fine tennis en route to claiming the first set 6-1.

However, Evans regrouped and skipped into a 3-0 lead in the second, and although Murray probed for a way back into it by saving three set points, there was nothing he could do to prevent his opponent from levelling the match and forcing a tiebreaker.

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Murray began the match tiebreak on top, claiming an early 4-1 lead but an unforced error let the 30-year-old back into it.

A wayward forehand gave Evans a 9-7 lead and two match points and although Murray saved the first, the British No 1 took the second to move into Sunday's final.

"I started to come forward a bit more on my slice especially," Evans said on Amazon Prime.

"He did a lot good in the first set. In the end it came down to the big points. I got a little lucky today but I'm just happy to come through.

"I was surprised how well he was executing. I wasn't too down going to the chair after the first set, I just needed to change a few things.

"He was playing big tennis on the break points. I stuck with it. You always know with Andy he's going to come out with top tennis.

"I hung in there and that's how it goes sometimes."

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